Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that darns.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who mends by darning.
  • noun A darning-needle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who mends by darning.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun one who darns
  • noun any of a number of insects of the family Aeshnidae

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person who mends by darning

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From its resemblance to a darner, darning needle.]

Examples

  • Not a sock darner with that handle; I remember my Grandmother using one.

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  • Not a sock darner with that handle; I remember my Grandmother using one.

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  • But if, like me, you are not a darner, you can still make great use of them.

    Bill Chameides: Trash Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

  • Second, they look for two different species ... the common green darner and the black saddleback dragonfly.

    Airborne Bass: Chasing Dragonflies Above The Surface

  • I told him she was clean, tidy, an excellent mender and darner of clothes, a good cook, and—as far as I knew—a virgin.

    Morgan’s Run

  • I told him she was clean, tidy, an excellent mender and darner of clothes, a good cook, and—as far as I knew—a virgin.

    Morgan’s Run

  • I can see myself today, standing on the steps of the Pots-darner station in Berlin and gazing - with interest at the milling crowds in the Potsdamer Platz.

    Commandant of Auschwitz

  • The darner must decide for herself which method for holding the work she will use.

    The Art of Modern Lace Making

  • Each darner will think out for herself many uses to which to put designs, many combinations in which they will prove effective, and many colorings suggested by the tints which govern her room or her wardrobe; all of which would be an impossible task for any one person, unacquainted with the surroundings of all our students to accomplish.

    The Art of Modern Lace Making

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